Physician assistants are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Physician assistants was $112,219 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Physician assistants by wage are Other financial specialists, Astronomers & physicists, and Chemical engineers.
Physician assistants are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, and 37 more.
The top 3 locations that employ the most Physician assistants are Dane County (West) PUMA, WI, Outside Allentown & Bethlehem Cities)Emmaus Borough PUMA, PA, and Upper East Side PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Physician assistants are Allen County (Outside Fort Wayne City) PUMA, IN, Outside Allentown & Bethlehem Cities)Emmaus Borough PUMA, PA, and Monroe County (East) PUMA, NY.